Hawaii Island News, 09 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 09 August 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Lawmakers want to know more about $550M volcano relief proposal
Mayor Harry Kim, the County Council and two members of the island’s state legislative delegation came closer to an understandingWednesday about how to ask for money to rebuild island infrastructure in the wake of the volcanic eruption and destructive lava flow. West Hawaii Today. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News.

Council green-lights Hamakua plan
The Hawaii County Council unanimously adopted the Hamakua Community Development Plan on Wednesday, despite some misgivings over a land use designation for Hakalau Point. Tribune-Herald.

Voting centers open after the storm
All of the county’s absentee walk-in voting sites, including those at the Pahoa and Pahala community centers, will be open today now that the threat of Hurricane Hector has passed, according to the Office of Elections. Tribune-Herald. 

A charter school whose campus was lost to lava starts a new school year
It was back to school for students and teachers of Kua O Ka La, the charter school devastated by the lower Puna eruption. The reopening is credited to the quick and diligent work of dozens of volunteers. Hawaii News Now.

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Russ Roberts